23 May 2010 – Press Release
Willie Big Bang Casey and Mark Moran will kick off Prizefighter Super Bantamweights at York Hall, Bethnal Green on Saturday May 29.
The draw for Barry Hearns latest eight-man, one night tournament was made by Darts legend Phil “The Power” Taylor ahead of the Whyte & Mackay Premier League Play-offs at Wembley Arena.
Unbeaten Irishman Casey has won four of his five fights by knockout and issued a warning to the rest of the line-up, saying, Im not called Big Bang for nothing. Liverpools Moran has been out of action for 13 months through injury and will face a stern test against the 28 year-old.
Former Commonwealth, European and British title holder Esham Pickering faces Barnsley’s Josh Wale in the second quarter-final with the winners of those two fights face each other in the opening semi-final.
The third quarter-final sees Commonwealth gold medallist Jamie Arthur face Welshman Robbie Turley, with unbeaten Ricky Owen facing Yorkshireman Gavin Reid in the final quarter-final.
Tickets for Prizefighter Super-Bantamweights are available now at 35 (unreserved), 60 (ringside) and 100 (VIP) call Matchroom Sport on 01277 359900.
Mark Moran v Willie Casey
Esham Pickering v Josh Wale
Robbie Turley v Jamie Arthur
Gavin Reid v Ricky Owen
Moran/Casey v Pickering/Wale
Turley/Arthur v Reid/Owen